Most people who look at KELE-AM in Mountain Grove MO see a small station in a small town 60 miles east of Springfield. But the imaginative folks at Ron Unkefer's First Broadcasting Capital Partners looked at the station and they saw: Cincinnati. They now have a deal in the works to acquire the Missouri station and set off a chain reaction in southern Ohio.
For starters, KELE will move to Ripley OH, in the Cincinnati market where FBCP owns WOXY-FM, WAOL-FM & WAXZ-FM. (The latter station is moving out of the Cincinnati market to Salt Lick KY, and is being sold to Gateway Radio Works for about 60K.) Once KELE is comfortably located in Ripley, WAOL-FM will be free to exit its Class C3 facility there, drop down to Class A and move closer to Cincinnati, to the town of Amelia. Quorum Radio Partners are making it all possible, selling KELE-AM to FBCP for 150K.